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Beautiful Canal Home!!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Fort Myers, the 'City of Palms'!! Thomas Edison chose this part of FL for his own winter home, which is located nearby and is a great place to visit. This canal home is located just two blocks off of historic palm-lined McGregor Blvd and close to the best shelling beaches in the country and the winter training camp for the MN Twins!! The neighborhood is very quiet and tranquil - a perfect place to get away and relax. At night, enjoy sitting under the tiki hut by the water and listening to the quiet sounds of the Florida evening.

The inside of this unique 1950's architecturally designed home has been completely remodeled. Enjoy the gigantic walk-in tiled shower in the master bedroom. Both bathrooms have tiled floors and showers and granite counter tops. The bedrooms have brand-new, very high end mattresses with beautiful designer bedding - very, very comfortable and luxurious! Walk out of the French doors off the master bedroom into a yard filled with flowers and fruit trees. Enjoy a cozy fire in the master bedroom on a cool evening. Help yourself to mangos, oranges, and key limes right off the trees when they are in season!

This home is ideal for cooking and entertaining. It features a brand new kitchen with beautiful cabinets, stainless steel appliances, reverse-osmosis water, and all granite countertops. The kitchen is well-stocked with everything you need! The pass-through window into the Florida room is a great feature for entertaining guests. The large Florida room has a brand new 55 inch LED TV screen and includes digital satellite TV reception.

Keywords: Waterfront Home, Canal Home

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Gloria McVay
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Gloria McVay

I grew up on a family farm in southern Minnesota and was one of eight kids. I can't think of a better way to grow up. I now work as a professor at a mid-sized university in Minnesota - a job I really love! My three sons and their families, including my grandchildren, all migrated to FL. So I bought and remodeled my Fort Myers home with family visits and my future retirement in mind. While I am still working, I spend time with my family in Fort Myers whenever I get a chance (mostly summers). When I am not there, my home is available for YOU to rent!! The neighborhood is truly wonderful and was the biggest factor in my decision to buy this particular home. Being on the water is also a very nice feature - and with no bridges between my dock and the Gulf of Mexico it's clear sailing!

Gloria McVay purchased this house in 2005

Why Gloria McVay chose McGregor

My three married sons ended up migrating to FL from MN. So it was important to me to have a home nearby for long visits with the family. Also, my parents have been coming to Naples for over 30 years so Fort Myers and SE Florida are a very familiar part of FL for me. With two sons right in town, it made sense to choose Fort Myers as my 'get away' home and future retirement spot.

What makes this house unique

I really love the structure of my house - it's unique and 'modern' although built in 1955. The yard is probably my favorite part. It's .4 acres and is filled with palm trees, fruit trees, flowers, and tropical plants. There is a tiki hut out near the canal and people have been known to throw a line in the water sitting right on the dock! The house is in a very quiet residential neighborhood and most of my neighbors have lived there for many years and are really nice and friendly. The neighborhood is super convenient to everything from shopping, to downtown, to beaches, and the famous Thomas Edison Home. Thomas Edison is known to have searched all of FL for the perfect location for his winter home - he choose a spot just a short distance from my home. My house sits on a little shady lane just a couple of blocks off of historic McGregor Blvd. and about a block from the Caloosahatchee River. It's great to go out for an evening stroll and experience the spectacular sunsets over the river.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your house with us this week. We enjoyed ourselves and the house very much. John and Ryan caught a snapper and a couple of unknowns off the dock with the fly rod. Couldn't have been more perfect!
Dec 2009
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McGregor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Gazebo
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Fruit trees on property (mango, lime, orange, and grapefruit).


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Beautiful Canal Home!!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

Relaxing stay in beautiful Fort Myers canal home near the river

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our Feb. 2015 stay at Gloria's lovely home. We have been coming to Fort Myers for the past four years and this was the first time we rented a home off FMB. The home is just a block from the Caloosahatchee River off McGregor Blvd. It is close to some great restaurants and its proximity to downtown Fort Myers opened up our "stomping grounds" area from the beach alone to downtown Fort Myers and more sites and restaurants on Sanibel/Captiva. Gloria's home is fabulous inside and out. The yard is landscaped beautifully and the interior is spacious and decorated to a tee. On cooler days, it was enjoyable to just stay at "home" and read. Grocery stores, movie theaters, and shopping were 10 to 15 min. away. Publix, Costco, Home Goods, Bell Tower Shops, and boutiques were a hop, skip, and jump away via Whiskey Creek Blvd. We also went swimming at a community pool that was just 2 mi. away. We recommend getting a Sun Pass for the toll to Sanibel/Captiva as Gloria's home is close enough that you will find yourself returning there often. We love the coconut shrimp at Timbers on Sanibel and lunches at Grandma Dot's at the Marina. I also engaged in some retail therapy at the Tanger Outlet on the way to Sanibel. If you want to escape the cold and really relax, Gloria's home is the perfect choice.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable Stay in Ft. Myers

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful stay in this newly renovated home with immaculate landscaping. It has a great kitchen for cooking and a large comfortable family room. The house is in a quiet and safe neighborhood. Gloria was wonderful to deal with and we hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

My husband I stayed here for 4 weeks in Feb/Mar 2013 and enjoyed it immensely. The pictures accurately reflect the cleanliness and tranquilty of the home and Gloria was a pleasure to deal with. She answered all our questions immediately and even treated us to some mangoes that she had picked. The location of her home is ideal for exploring nearby Sanibel/Captiva Islands, Estero Island with the lovely Fort Myers beach and the interesting historical downtown Fort Myers as well as tons of shopping. In addition, it is only about 10 minutes across the causeway to Cape Coral which offers a smaller but less crowded beach at the Cape Coral Yacht Club (a beach frequented by locals). With the crowds at the other beaches during spring break; we found this beach to be a wonderful place to go and soak up the sun with far less traffic to contend with. I would recommend this property to family and friends who are looking for a central location in a safe and friendly neighborhood with all the comforts of a large family style home.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Classy, fun and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, thank you for sharing your home with us. The home is beautiful and so comfortable. The furnishings and decorating are top-notch. We attended several Twins games and it was so easy to get to the games. We made a trip to Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel and it was a quick easy drive. We also recommend people go to the Ford/Edison homes which are also nearby. Thank you for opening your home. We loved our time at your home!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Pam! I'm so happy I had a chance to meet you, your husband, and friends. I'd love to have you return next year.
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New Hampshire

Beautiful Home!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Gloria's beautiful home in March of 2011 and found it to be just as advertised or better. She has done a great job of decorating, equipping and furnishing her home with style, convenience and comfort in mind. The location is perfect for easy access to everything from downtown Fort Myers to Sanibel.

I highly recommend this home to anybody looking for comfort, quality and convenience in Southwest Florida. Gloria and her sons were a pleasure to deal with and I look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2011
  • Stayed: March 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Williston, ND

Wonderful House

  • 4 of 5

Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your open airy house this last 2 weeks. We enjoyed the great access to many vacation spots as well as being a perfect "home base" for us to look at real estate and learn more about beautiful SW Florida. Coming home to our own canal each evening, and only a block to the river bay, made your home a very scenic and restful neighborhood. As we were combining a little bit of business and pleasure your location was absolutely IDEAL.!!! For us it is going to be very tough to find another neighborhood as wonderful as Whiskey Creek.!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2011
  • Stayed: January 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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